Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #40, November 20, 2007.

CSSRR-Economics is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2006," (BLS Bulletin 2590, November 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ncswage.htm

2. Internal Revenue Service Periodical: Statistics of Income Bulletin (Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer 2007, .pdf and Excel format, 148p.).

http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/article/0,,id=173667,00.html

3. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service Report, Periodical:

A. "Household Food Security in the United States, 2006," by Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson (Economic Research Report No. (ERR-49), November 2007, .pdf format, 66p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR49/

B. Amber Waves (Vol. 5, No. 5, November 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/November07/

4. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Nov. 13-20, 2007 are available at the site.

http://www.nber.org/releases/

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NGOs and Other Countries

United Nations:

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Database Update: Short-term Indicators for Asia and the Pacific online database, Quarter 3, September 2007" (November 2007, ASCII text, comma separated value [.csv], and XML format). Data have been updated through 2005).

http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1236

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European Commission:

Eurostat Periodicals:

A.Statistics in Focus. The latest issues (07/119-07/120 .pdf format) are now available at the SIF website:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=0,1136118&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

B. Labour market latest trends, by Fabrice Romans (No. 21, 2nd Quarter 2007 Data, November 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-QA-07-021

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World Bank Compendium, Report:

A. World Development Report: 2008 (November 2007, .pdf format, 365p.).

http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/EXTWDRS/EXTWDR2008/0,,menuPK:2795178~pagePK:64167702~piPK:64167676~theSitePK:2795143,00.html

Click on "Download Full Text" on the right side of the page for link to full text.

B. "Finance for All? Policies and Pitfalls in Expanding Access" (Policy Research Report, November 2007, .pdf format, 246p.).

http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/EXTPRRS/EXTFINFORALL/0,,menuPK:4099731~pagePK:64168092~piPK:64168088~theSitePK:4099598,00.html

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International Monetary Fund:

The latest Country Reports span the time period from Oct. 13-Nov. 20, 2007 (No. 07/360-07/367).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2007&e_year=2007&brtype=default

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North American Transportation Statistics: The North American Transportation Statistics Database has been updated (HTML and Microsoft Excel format):

http://nats.sct.gob.mx/

More information about NATS:

http://nats.sct.gob.mx/nats/sys/int.jsp?i=3

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Brazil:

Instituto Brasiliero de Geographie e Estatistica (IBGE) Report: "IBGE publishes new version of the National Classification of Economic Activities (CNAE)" (November 2007, .pdf format, 423p.). The publication is in Portuguese.

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=1009&id_pagina=1

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada The Daily Article: "Registered apprenticeship training programs" (Nov. 15, 2007).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/071115/d071115b.htm

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Denmark:

Statbank Denmark Update: "HST6: Harvest by crop and unit" (November 2007).

http://www.statbank.dk/HST6

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "Only 35 per cent of local government sector wage and salary earners reach the sector's average level of earnings" (Nov. 16, 2007).

http://www.stat.fi/til/pra/2006/pra_2006_2007-11-16_tie_001_en.html

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Iceland:

Statistics Iceland News Release: "Disposable income of the household sector 2006" (No. 133/2007, Nov. 15, 2007).

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=3331

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Israel:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Agriculture in Israel: The Industry Account Price Index of Output and Input 2005-2006" (October 2007, .pdf format, 70p., with tables in .zip compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format, and ancillary material in Microsoft Word format).

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/webpub/pub/text_page_eng.html?publ=21&CYear=2006&CMonth=1

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia News Release: "Provisional results of farm structure survey 2007" (Nov. 15, 2007). Note: if this address yields a Latvian version, click on "EN" at the top left side of the page for an English version.

http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/events/?mode=arh&period=11.2007&cc_cat=473&id=2969

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Dramatic price increases for dairy and bread," by Dirk-Jan Wolthuis and Gert-Jan van Steeg (Nov. 13, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/prijzen/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2319-wm.htm

B. "Unemployed residents of special attention districts often prepared to work," by DaniŽlle ter Haar and Maaike Hersevoort (Nov. 16, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2315-wm.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa "Hot Off the Press": "National Accounts: Year ended March 2007," by Geoff Bascand (November 2007, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/national-accounts/national-accounts-year-ended-march07-hotp.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Enterprises, 2005: 360,000 enterprises in 2005" (Nov. 12, 2007). The news release links to three topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/01/foretak_en/

B. "Forestry, structural statistics, 2006: Forest owners in Buskerud most active" (Nov. 12, 2007). The news release links to six topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/04/20/stskog_en/

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Reports:

A. "Quarterly national accounts 2000-2006" (November 2007, .pdf format, 94p.).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_1334_ENG_HTML.htm

B. "Energy statistics 2005, 2006" (November 2007, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 249p.).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_3674_ENG_HTML.htm

C. "Materials management 2006" (November 2007, .pdf format, 108p.).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_3668_ENG_HTML.htm

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodicals:

A. Monthly Statistical Bulletin - No.9 (November 2007, .pdf format, 191p.).

B. Prices Statistical Bulletin - No.9 (November 2007, .pdf format, 68p.).

C. Industry Statistical Bulletin - No.9 (November 2007, .pdf format, 149 p.).

http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/pages/index.en.do

and click on the periodical icons under the periodical titles for link to full text.

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UK:

1. Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Report: "Enterprise Directorate: Business Start-ups and Closures: VAT Registrations and De-registrations" (November 2007, news release, .pdf format, 10p., with data in Microsoft Excel format).

http://stats.berr.gov.uk/ed/vat/index.htm

2. Department for Transport Report: "Waterborne freight in the United Kingdom: 2006" (November 2007, .pdf format, 72p.).

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/maritime/waterborne/waterbornefreight2006

3. National Statistics Office Periodical, News Release, Reports:

A. Financial Statistics: No. 546, by Natu Somabhai Patel (November 2007, .pdf format, 287p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=376&Pos=1&ColRank=1&Rank=422

B. "Annual Business Inquiry: 2006 provisional results" (Nov. 16, 2007, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/abi1107.pdf

C. "PRODCOM (manufactured PRODucts of the European COMmunity) annual industry reports 2006: phase 9" (November 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/onlineproducts/PRODCOM2006_annual.asp

D. "Local Government Finance Key Facts: England" (November 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/keyfacts?version=1

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Zambia:

Statistical Office Periodical: The Monthly (October 2007, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://zamstats.websitedesign.co.zm/media/vol552007themonthlyoctober.pdf

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Nation Article: "The Coming Foreclosure Tsunami," by Christopher Hayes (Nov. 13, 2007).

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20071126/hayes

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Economist Leader (Editorial), Article:

A. "America's vulnerable economy: Recession in America looks increasingly likely. Can booming emerging markets save the world economy? (Nov. 15, 2007).

http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=10134118

B. "Getting worried downtown: Whether or not it's an official recession, America's economy will feel grim" (Nov. 15, 2007).

http://www.economist.com/finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10134077

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: "Tax Cuts: Myths and Realities" (November 2007).

http://www.cbpp.org/9-27-06tax.htm

More information on CBPP:

http://www.cbpp.org/info.html

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Century Foundation Report: "What the Public Really Wants on Budget Priorities," by Ruy Teixeira (November 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.tcf.org/list.asp?type=PB&pubid=630

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts:

A."Optimal savings and the value of population," by Kenneth J. Arrow, Alain Bensoussan, Qi Feng, and Suresh P. Sethi (Vol. 104, No. 47, Nov. 20, 2007, p. 18421-18426).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/47/18421?etoc

B. "Inequity responses of monkeys modified by effort," by Megan van Wolkenten, Sarah F. Brosnan, and Frans B. M. de Waal (Vol. 104, No. 47, Nov. 20, 2007, p. 18854-18859).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/47/18854?etoc

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston [Massachusetts]:

A. "Is New England Experiencing a "Brain Drain"? Facts about Demographic Change and Young Professionals," by Heather Brome (NEPPC DP No. 07-3, November 2007, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/neppc/dp/2007/neppcdp0703.pdf

B. "The Labor Market for Direct Care Workers," by Reagan Baughman and Kristin Smith (NEPPC DP No. 07-4, November 2007, .pdf format, 41p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/neppc/wp/2007/neppcwp0704.htm

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago [Illinois]:

A. "The Reaction of Consumer Spending and Debt to Tax Rebates - Evidence from Consumer Credit Data," by Sumit Agarwal, Chunlin Liu, and Nicholas S. Souleles (WP-2007-10, November 2007, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/wp_abstract.cfm?pubsID=894

B. "Portfolio Choice over the Life-Cycle when the Stock and Labor Markets are Cointegrated," by Luca Benzoni, Pierre Collin-Dufresne, and Robert S. Goldstein (WP-2007-11, November 2007, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/wp_abstract.cfm?pubsID=895

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Minnesota]: "Lifetime Aggregate Labor Supply with Endogenous Workweek Length," by Edward C. Prescott, Richard Rogerson and Johanna Wallenius (Staff Report 400, November 2007, .pdf and PostScript format, 43p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://minneapolisfed.org/research/common/pub_detail.cfm?pb_autonum_id=1105

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Nov. 5-12, 2007:

http://www.nber.org/new.html#latest

New papers are: 13587-13606

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Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvretť et de Politiques Socio-Economiques / International Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development--Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Socio-economic Sciences (CEPS/INSTEAD--IRISS): "Income Inequality and Education Premia," by Marco Lilla (Working Paper No. 2007-11, November 2007, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

The paper attempts to measure income inequality and its changes over the period 1993-2000 for a set of 13 Countries in ECHP. Focusing on wages and incomes of workers in general, inequality is mainly analyzed with respect to educational levels as proxy of individual abilities. Estimation of education premia is performed by quantile regressions to stress differences in income distribution and questioning the true impact of education. The same estimates are used to decompose income inequality and show the rise in residual inequality.

http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/11/art1290.pdf?CFID=135426&CFTOKEN=34629003&jsessionid=203042ec3fa762777751

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added two new working papers. The papers are Nos. 260-261.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2007&e_year=2007&brtype=default

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World Bank Development Programme: WDP has recently released new working papers. See the list at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/resource.php?type=5

New paper is: 4399-4408.

Click on "More" for the rest.

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/index_html%3Fyear%3D2007&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 3166-3196

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest lists of New Economic Papers (Nov. 10, 2007) are available at:

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all/

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AgEcon Search: This week's new working papers from AgEcon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/new.pl

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

Industrial & Labor Relations Review (Vol. 61, No. 1, October 2007).

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/currentIssue.html

Journal of Development Economics (Vol. 85, No. 1-2, February 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043878

Journal of Economic Theory (Vol. 137, No. 1, November 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00220531

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 54, No. 8, November 2007).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043932

Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 115, No. 4, August 2007).

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JPE/journal/contents/v115n4.html

Management Science (Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2007).

http://mansci.journal.informs.org/content/vol53/issue11/index.dtl

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Joint Economic Committee Reports:

A. "OPEC: Where Oil Markets Indeed are 'Well Supplied'"(November 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.house.gov/jec/Research%20Reports/2007/rr110-16.pdf

B. "War at Any Price?-the Total Economic Costs of the War Beyond the Federal Budget" (November 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://jec.senate.gov/Documents/Reports/11.13.07IraqEconomicCostsReport.pdf

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DATA:

Israel Social Sciences Data Center [Hebrew University of Jerusalem]: ISDC has recently added two data files to their collection:

606. Income Survey, 2006 (Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics)

http://geobase.huji.ac.il:8080/catalog/?dataset=0606

468. Household Expenditure Survey, 2006 (Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics)

http://geobase.huji.ac.il:8080/catalog/?dataset=0468

Data access:

http://isdc.huji.ac.il/application.shtml

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